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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Designer Highlight-Angji Pruente!



Hello everyone! It is my pleasure today to be the designer featured on the latest edition of Designer Highlight. I do hope you enjoy my projects and come away inspired to get out your Prickley Pear stamps and dies!




I have been crafting for almost a decade now. It all started when a friend who scrapbooked convinced me to make Christmas cards one year. After that, I jumped head first into this hobby and haven't looked back since! I started working for Tanya at Riley & CO a few years ago when she had a brick and mortar store and really enjoyed it. When Tanya (aka Head Moose) asked me to be her Design Team Coordinator for her new company, Prickley Pear, I jumped at the chance! The rest, as they say, is history.

For my project today, I chose to make an explosion box. I have always wanted to make one and once I had the idea of using the Build a Cupcake set with matching Cupcake Die set, it was a no brainer!

After assembling the box and stamping and coloring the cupcakes the rest was easy. All I had to do was die cut the cupcakes and embellish. The Large Flourish die made it quick and easy to add some depth to my cupcakes. Finish the images with Wink of Stella clear glitter and Crystal Lacquer and I called this project done!
















Here are a few more of my recent projects to tickle your inspiration.















I hope you enjoyed this edition of Designer Highlight! Be sure to follow Prickley Pear on Facebook for even more inspiration! 

Until next week,

Angji


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Designer Highlight! Sharon Smith!

Hello everyone! It is my pleasure to bring you another edition of Designer Highlight. This time I get to introduce you to the wonderful Sharon Smith and her gorgeous projects. Take it away Sharon!

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Hi, I am blessed as I am a stay at home Mom who loves spending time with my family. I have 2 great kids and 2 fur babies! I am married to my best friend who is my enabler when it comes to my craft addiction.  I have been a crafter for many years and have always loved making things. My card making started during my maternity leave after my son was born 17 years ago, but after a short period of time I had to stop. I then met my current husband and he encouraged me to start again, I invested in stamps (as well as lots of other paper crafting goodies) and have never looked back.



I am Sharon and am so happy to be part of the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp design team, 
I am passionate about my card making as everyone that knows me personally will tell you! I love nothing better than spending the time I have away from my family in my favorite room of the house, my craft room, with my dogs curled up alongside me, music playing and a marker (or scissors, dies, paper etc) in my hand. My other favorite past time is photography so I love combining these by taking photos of what I make and sharing on social media.


Today my makes are being showcased over on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog. I have made a couple of new designs as well as all my previous makes
First of all is a candle and box I have decorated using the stunning Christmas stamps.





And here's how I did it:
I stamped and heat set the Ornate Tree and Snowflake Border images using a metallic silver ink onto white tissue paper. I then carefully cut around the images and laid them on a plain white candle. I wrapped parchment paper around this and heated with my heat gun. This causes the top layer of the candle to melt and the tissue paper sinks into this. once cooled the image looks as though it has been stamped onto the candle. 
I added some crystal gems to the stamped image and some silver gossamer ribbon around the base to balance the design out.


For the box I made a box the same size as the candle from pearlescent white card. I then matted the lid of this with silver card. Using embossing ink I stamped the Ornate Tree onto a white piece of card along with the Celebrate the Season sentiment both from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. I then added a silver tinsel embossing powder and heat set this. I added some of the same crystal gems to match the candle and then matted this onto the lid of the box.




A stunning gift for someone over the holiday period.

As part of my showcase I also made a very simple Christmas card using the Little Drummer Boy stamp.




I stamped the sweet little fellow in the bottom corner of a piece of white card. He was then colored using alcohol markers. I used a fine line pen to add a border to the card and a gold die cut star just finishes off the image. This was then matted onto a snowflake patterned kraft card and gold card as used for the star.

Here are a few more projects I created for Prickley Pear.














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Didn't Sharon do a fantastic job??? I love her clean and graphic style! I hope you enjoyed this edition of Designer Highlight as much as I did! 

Until next time,

Angji







Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday Inspiration!!

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed our Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post as much as we enjoyed participating! I'm sure we will be hopping again in the future! Today I am bringing you another batch of fresh from the oven Prickley Pear design team goodness to feast your eyes on. Behold! Look at these beauties!!

Heather Bolli featuring Flowers 2, Hibiscus 2 & A Heartfelt Thanks


















I hope you are inspired! We are in the final stretch to the Christmas holiday. I hope you are finding time to play in your craft room in between baking goodies and gift wrapping!

Be sure to follow Prickley Pear on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until next week,
Angji

Friday, December 9, 2016

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winter 2016!!!!


Hello everyone! We are so happy to participate as a super sponsor in the Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Bloghop! We have lots of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate inspiration for you to drool over. Check it out below:





Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set and Depresso from Riley & CO



Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set and Procaffinating from Riley & CO



Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set and Procaffinating from Riley & CO



Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set and Coffee at 3pm from Riley & CO



Sharon Smith featuring Coffee and Snowflake Corner





Angji Pruente featuring Coffee Cup Clear Set and Coffee Cup Die Set



Donna Idlet featuring Coffee Cup Clear Set and Coffee Cup Die Set


Donna Idlet featuring Coffee Cup Clear Set and Coffee Cup Die Set



Heidi Erickson featuring Tea Time

Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee


Donna Idlet featuring Coffee Cup Clear Set and  Coffee Cup Die Set




Donna Idlet featuring Coffee Cup Clear Set and  Coffee Cup Die Set





Donna Idlet featuring Coffee Cup Clear Set and  Coffee Cup Die Set









Michelle Pearson featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set, and Floral Border Die

Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set and Coffee at 3pm from Riley & CO



Heather Bolli featuring Coffee Cup Clear SetCoffee Cup Die Set, and Sentiment from Steampunk Gears




Donna Idlet featuring Coffee  





Katie Skiff featuring Coffee and Snowflake Border



So many beautiful cards and projects! If you aren't inspired, I don't know what to tell you! Here are some coffee themed stamps and sets from Prickley Pear. 







Thank you for visiting! We really enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful hop!